As shown in the video, an active nest can be identified by a stream of bees/wasps going in and out of a hole. This hole can be in the ground, siding, gutters, brick, eves of the building, or into the nest itself. We are only able to treat an active nest. If you are still unsure if the nest is active, you can send us a video through the contact us page.
For bees/wasps flying around your yard or property with no active nest, we are unable to treat. Remember, it is spring, summer, and fall and as the warm weather progresses more and more bees/wasps will be flying around. If you are experiencing an uncomfortable amount of flying bees/wasps without a nest, here is a video on how to build a trap for them. We have tested this method and it works! You can buy other "yellow jacket traps" but beware, they may be less labor-intensive but not near as effective.
Please do not try to treat or remove an active nest. All of these pests are extremely dangerous. Even us professionals get stung with all our protective gear on.
For Honey Bee hives or swarms, we offer an ethical NO-KILL removal. We will vacuum the Honey bees into a box and transfer them to a new hive. Honey bees will typically swarm from spring and early summer.
Yellow Jackets are the most common pest we treat-about 90% of calls. The nest will form in a void where you can only see them going in and out of a hole. Some common locations are the eves of roofs, along gutters or siding, holes in brick, and in the ground.
There are different types of wasps but typically the nest will be built on top of a surface and will appear to be brown/gray and papery and you might be able to see a honeycomb pattern.
Hornets are another common pest. The nest will be circular/ round and will be hanging off of a surface such as a tree branch, eve or hanging light. The nest can start out small about the size of a softball but as the season progresses they can grown to the size of a basketball.
Mud Daubers have nests made of mud, that are adhered to a surface. They are typically grey. Mud daubers are typically not a big problem because they are solitary pests and don't live in colonies.
Cicada Killers are large in size and have a nest in the ground. They typically nest in soil with little or no vegetation. They are also solitary insects but nest in groups.
Bumblebees are large and their nests are typically in the ground or in hollow spaces such as a log or underneath rocks.
Carpenter bees are large and chew out wood and the entrance is a perfect circle. They are solitary pests but usually group together and can be intimidating. If you get close to their nest you may be able to hear them chewing into the wood.
If you are still unsure of what flying pest you have that's okay! Give us a call! As long as you have an active nest we will be able to treat the problem.